Licensed Practical Nurse

University of Minnesota - Office of Human Resources
Published
June 27, 2020
Location
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type
 

Description

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:
-Graduate of accredited LPN program and current LPN license in the state of Minnesota. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
-Willingness to work 4-8 hour shifts between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and some Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
-Must be able to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment that requires sitting, standing, and walking, with frequently changing priorities. Must be able to be flexible and multitask.
-High-level communications skills to work with patients, staff, providers, and outside agencies.
-Excellent customer service skills.
-Willingness to work with patients and staff from diverse cultures, languages, and backgrounds.
-Capacity to work on a team and make positive contributions to the team.

Preferred Qualifications:

-OBGYN/Women's Health Experience
-Bilingual/Fluent in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, or Hmong
-Proficiency in utilizing an electronic medical record and basic office setting computer programs, registries or databases to monitor patient outcomes. Proficiency in electronic tools with the -EMR to communicate with providers.
-Behavioral Health experience preferred

About the Job

CUHCC's mission is "transforming care and education to advance health equity." This position provides direct patient care and assists in general clinic flow. This position reports to the Medical Clinic Manager and is part of the nursing team.

Essential Functions:

Patient Care/Contact:
-Perform focused telephone and in-person assessments of people with acute health concerns to determine a safe, timely and appropriate disposition using evidence-based best practice guidelines, decision support tools, and nursing protocols. Triage may include both psychiatry and medical health patients.
-Provide patient education, follow-up care, medications, and wound care as ordered or under protocol.
-Complete limited medication refills per under supervision of an RN or licensed provider.
-Respond to in-clinic emergency situations and urgent patient needs.
-Administer care and treatment to patients as directed by providers or RNs.
-Provide follow-ups for abnormal labs and emergency room and hospital discharges.
-Be familiar with CUHCC's services in order to accurately refer patients within CUHCC and to appropriate outside services.
-Consult with providers and other disciplines for specific patient needs and for overall clinic flow.
-Coordinate follow-up care, review After Visit Summary, schedule appointments, assist with referrals, contact patients for lab results or other needs.
-Perform procedures such as EKGs, peak flows, spirometry, dressing changes, vision and hearing screenings, ear wash, and assessments appropriate to visit type.
-Conduct thorough and timely pre-visit planning for each encounter according to standards.
-Assist with procedures, medical needs and patient education as they arise: EKGs, start an IV, same day referrals, lab follow up, hospital transfers, or other orders.
-Interview patients, checks vital signs, performs assessments appropriate to patient age and visit type, obtains consents, prints out lab reports, hospital discharge summaries, and related documents.
-Teams with other medical/nursing assistants, scribes, interpreters, laboratory and nursing staff, PSR's and others to support patient care and flow.

Other Duties:
-Attend and participate in appropriate meetings.
-Participate in quality improvement teams and efforts.

*A negative TB test is required for this position.*

Hourly Salary Range: $21.20 - $24.90

About the Department

CUHCC serves nearly 11,000 patients a year through over 55,000 visits annually. The patient population comes from over 12 different racial and ethnic groups that span five continents. CUHCC's mission is to seek health equity in our community by advancing the well-begin of diverse people. Candidates must be able to adapt behaviors to others' styles; interact with people who have different values, cultures, or backgrounds; be of service to difficult people; optimize the benefits of having a diverse workforce.

Teamwork is an essential skill to promote synergy within the organization. Candidates must be able to share due credit with coworkers; display enthusiasm and promote a friendly group working environment; work closely with other departments as necessary; support group decisions and solicit opinions from coworkers; display team spirit.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be able to clearly present information through the spoken or written word; read and interpret complex information; talk with customers or clients; listen well.

Staff is expected to demonstrate a high level of service delivery; do what is necessary to ensure customer satisfaction; deal with service failures and prioritize customer needs.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match
  • Disability and employer paid life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

For more information regarding benefits:

https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7.pdf

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